Cinco de Mayo


This book introduces readers to what it means to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, and shows them why this holiday is special.
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This book introduces readers to what it means to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, and shows them why this holiday is special.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mandy Cruz
Holidays are days that we set aside to celebrate something special. Some holidays celebrate people, some remind us to be grateful, and some are days for reflection. Cinco de Mayo is a holiday in Mexico that celebrates a victory. Mexicans celebrate their country's triumph over the French army in 1882. The French were trying to take land from Mexico and the smaller, less prepared and poorly armed Mexican army was victorious. This Spanish version of Cinco de Mayo teaches children about the history of the US's neighbor to the south, giving them a bit of insight into the struggle for land that took place long ago. Readers will love seeing kids their age celebrating as they do, enjoying a special meal or watching a parade, and will learn that though we may celebrate different holidays we all celebrate in much the same way. This book is part of the "Holidays and Festivals" series that increases the reader's awareness of the world around them by introducing them to a variety of celebrations from all cultures. Reviewer: Mandy Cruz
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432954086
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Series: Fiestas Series
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Rebecca Rissman has written over 100 nonfiction books for young readers about science, math, and history.Her favorite letter in the alphabet is R because when you say it out loud you sound like a pirate!
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Table of Contents

What is a Holiday? 4

The Story of Cinco de Mayo 6

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo 16

Cinco de Mayo Symbols 20

Calendar 22

Picture Glossary 23

Index 24

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